“A sexually-transmitted teen-plague is haunting the lives of high school teenagers, causing grotesque deformities and skin conditions. The most seriously afflicted are forced to set-up camps in the forest set apart from normal society. Black Hole exposes the darkest undercurrents of adolescence with it’s stark images of disease and horror.”
The official blurb will have to suffice today. Four stars.
- Charles Burns at Fantagraphics
- Profile of Charles Burns at Read Yourself Raw
- Black Hole at Amazon.com, with an interview and comments from Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes
- Black Hole review at Time.com
[tags]charles burns, comics, books, 4 stars, adolescence, teenagers, mutants, sex, disease, black and white, art, drugs, seventies[/tags]